Most blokes are pretty chuffed with themselves if they can make sure their partner is satisfied. So it’s no surprise most women have to put on a show just to make sure you’re not offended. But who’s moaning for the sake of it? New research has some valuable insight.
According to a new study published in The Journal of Sex Research, women who are insecure in relationships are more likely to fake an orgasm.
“Individuals with secure attachment maintain a healthy interdependence of sexuality and attachment,” the authors of the study explained.
“In contrast, the relationship between attachment and sexuality is disrupted in individuals with insecure attachment orientations.”
After examining 348 women, scientists found that women who were self-conscious in relationships – whether distant or hesitant – were more likely to fake an orgasm.
The authors found that they also agreed with statements such as “I am nervous when partners get too close to me.” At the same time, they also disagreed with statements like “It helps to turn to my romantic partner in times of need.”
Findings also suggest the reason for faking an orgasm stem from two different types of attachment insecurities.
Women either faked orgasms to quickly end sex because they tried to avoid getting too close to their partner. Or women faked it because they were insecure and wanted to make sure their partners were happy with their performance.
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However, the two types shared something in common: they both wanted to avoid any negative emotions.
“Because insecurely attached women cannot rely on their partners to achieve feelings of security, they turn to secondary strategies such as deactivation or hyperactivation of attachment signals and behaviour to reduce anxiety. Faking orgasm might serve as a means to enact these strategies,” the researchers add.